Recent Examples of hula from the Web
This popular no-charge event will take place at 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 and will include food, music, dancing, swimming and a hula contest.
But while some Vice employees were hula-hooping and tugging on a big rope, others were tweeting about their impending unemployment.
Kids and a few parents participated in a three-legged race, a hula hoop contest, blindfold races, a seed-spitting contest, a pie contest and sack races.
Boisterous children bounced from hula hoop contests to a bike obstacle course, while grown-ups collected free produce from the local food bank.
Nothing says summer fun like a hula hoop contest, tug of war competition and relay races.
The hula hoop got its start in the United States in the late 1950s.
All of the prints were designed by O'Shea's friend and collaborator Benny Robinson—who also redesigned the Brioni logo for O'Shea—and featured zombie hula dancers, pot leaves, and pentagrams.
Wham-O sold 25 million hula hoops in the first four months at $1.98 each.
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A sinuous Polynesian dance, the hula combines undulating movement of the hips and mimetic hand gestures. The dance is often accompanied by chants, drumming, and music played on instruments such as the ukulele. Originally a religious dance performed to praise the chiefs, contemporary hulas tell a story or describe a place, and are danced exclusively by women. The costume typically includes a raffia skirt with a lei (garland) around the neck.
Origin and Etymology of hula
First Known Use: 1825See Words from the same year
HULA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hula for English Language Learners
: a Hawaiian dance that has flowing hand and hip movements
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